With the ancient cuisine along with culture, customs of Asian, Laotian cuisine also has similarities with some neighboring countries. However, under the skillful hands of the people here, the dishes bring a distinct subtlety. When you come to Laos, you can accidentally have a chance to taste different variety kinds of food which are divided by regions, and according to the experience of many visitors, the cuisine of Laos will bring a lot of interesting experience for anyone Each dish of Laos, the name, flavor is made up of the essence, conception, closeness and full of affection of the people here. It is not by chance when tourists coming to this land are surprised by the food which seems to be very simple but also very special. To get more information, you can click: Indochina tours Laos
- Sticky Rice
As in mainland Southeast Asia, Lao is an agricultural country, that’s why sticky rice is considered as the most important daily food of Lao people. Being made from the glutinous rice which is grown a lot on the terraced fields, Laos sticky rice has the better flavor and more sticky. It is served in the bamboo baskets and Laos people use their hand to eat. Let’s try to taste with grilled chicken, boiled vegetables and “cheo boong” – a special sauce of locals to completely immerse yourself in this unique cuisine.
- Tam Lao
Tam Lao is actually a simple version of the spicy papaya salad with crab, dried shrimp, tomato and a typical fish sauce of Laos which called “padek”. This dish is served with a lot of hot red pepper. The smell of hot sauce with spicy chili, the sour taste of fruit, the sweetness of sugar, will certainly make you fall in love in the very first time.
When mentioning Laotian food, it is impossible to miss out the dish. Among different variety kinds of food, Laap attracts tourists thanks to its unique taste behind the rustic charm. According to local people, its name symbolizes luck and the wish of the owner’s blessing to the guests. Laap is made quite simple. Lao people often use beef, pork, chicken, duck and minced liver. All are mixed with lime juice, lemon grass, galangals, onion and a lot of peppers. See more: Full day in Luang Prabang
After mixing, the dish will be gone very well with raw vegetables such as lettuce, lettuce, cowpeas to create a very attractive flavor. The taste of lemon juice, spicy chili and the aroma of spices will give you an unforgettable feeling.
4. Savanakhet chicken
Savanakhet chicken in the South in Laos has acquired a reputation for its fragrant flavor and eye-catching color . The delicious taste of chicken is not only made from this kind of chicken, but also by the way to process this dish. Chicken after being cleaned, will be put some unique flavors of the area, then clamped on bamboo sticks and put directly on fire and baked to perfection.
The chicken is presented on the plate together with a special sauce of Laos called “cheo boong” ( Laotian traditional sauce) and sticky rice. Sitting on the tuk-tuk or strolling around small corners in the capital city, you can easily catch the nice smells from the grilled chicken. Seno t-junction, famous for the best Savanakhet chicken is an ideal place if you try to taste this dish at a very affordable price.
Khausoy is a famous dish in Luang Prabang, the outside look is similar to Vietnamese noodles but the ingredients are much simpler and the taste is amazing. The special feature of this dish is that it does not need to stew bones, khausoy broth is boiled water and the noodles are thick. After that, pour water and noodles into bowls, add khausoy on top, served with vegetables, fresh spinach, dried onion, pepper, chili sauce. Khausoy is the most important ingredient of this dish, made from minced pork mixed with garlic, tomatoes and a lot of kinds of spices.
Khausoy is a simple but very delicious dish. From some simple ingredients, even no need bones to make the sweetness, it is still enough to make a strong impression on you thanks to its unique taste by the way the locals did.
Although not too famous for cuisine, the dishes with the special taste in Laos always have made the strong impression on many visitors. When you come to Laos, you can accidentally have a chance to taste different variety kinds of food which are divided by regions, and according to the experience of many visitors, the cuisine of Laos will bring a lot of interesting experience for anyone